[Geany-Devel] Colour scheme woes

Austin Green austin.green at xxxxx
Sun Mar 22 03:43:09 UTC 2020

Thanks for responding, Lex.

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 12:47:56 +1000
Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I'm calling it Slick; I've created a slick.conf file, copied from the default.conf,

> Neither grep nor I can find a file called default.conf??????

Ooops, sorry, memory not working; it's been a while.  :)  I must have copied it from some other colorschemes/*.conf, don't remember which.

> Does the lexer for whatever filetype the file is (you didn't say what
> type AFAICT) distinguish function names as a separate style (for eg C
> and C++ do not)?

Ahah, light dawns; I was assuming that the lexer would do just that.  So now at least I know what needs fixing, though I suspect the lexer might be more daunting than the colour schemes.   :-(   But I'll give it a look at least!

> > The documentation doesn't say (anywhere I can see) in which order the multiple .conf files are processed, or which overrides what.

> Nothing in the default .confs overrides anything else.

In the filetypes.common there is a section with this comment:
	# This is the Default "built-in" color scheme
which led me to believe that these were the default values that could be redefined by other .conf files; presumably then it must mean only that it is defining the style called "Default", or the one that will be used in the absence of any file type match.


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